Hidden messages in Amiga games
A huge number of Amiga games contain hidden messages, sometimes encrypted, and often left deliberately to abuse the crackers of the games. There is a great thread on the English Amiga Board that contains a large number of secret messages, but it quickly became a nightmare to check if a particular game had been listed (as the thread is currently 23 pages in length!)
For this reason, I have assembled all the messages into one page, and sorted them alphabetically. Enjoy!
Maltese Joe plays 3D-Pool. Designed & Programmed by Orlando (lucky geezer, eh?) ...I know this should be a scrolling message, but, well, times are hard. Please don't pirate this game - my last three games bombed out and I'm on the breadline, paying off debts. "Millionaire whizz coder prangs Porsche" - HA! ... no chance of that! I don't even own a pushbike, let alone a car. This is my first 16-bit game: if you rip it off, it'll be my last. For what it's worth though, I hope you really enjoy the game - I've been working on it for a year now, and I still love it. Before I disappear, some quick 'thank you's.... Thanks to Colin Fuidge, and Joe 'Big Q' Bonar for all their support and encouragement during gestation (I s'pose)... Also, ta Gary Liddon for his 'specialist' knowledge (without him the world would be an emptier place). Generally, thanks to all at TelecomSoft (as was) - it's the end of an era, folks. Thanks to MicroProse - let's take it from here. Biggest thanks goes to a certain small furry animal. (((I'll see you later))) Many thanks to all the people who shelled out money for this - you're the people this is really for. Stop reading this! go back and play the game!! There is no cheat-mode!! * MESSAGE ENDS *
There's a text file on the disk in a directory called 'Psst!':
If you're reading this file, you've obviously been snooping around this disk. If you're considering pirating this game -- Please reconsider. I am a very poor college student and I have a hard enough time trying to get TTR to pay me as it is without people pirating this game. O.K. enough lecture since I doubt it will stop any pirates anyway.
Please don't futz with my program to try and "improve" it. I spent at least 1000 hours working on it. My programs are rather sacred to me so I will be extremely upset if I hear about futz'ed programs running around. Besides, no one needs to "train" or "crack" the program since I left enough backdoors in the program to make such efforts meaningless. That is unless you think you can do better than giving the player unlimited retries, turning on/off the time, skipping levels, showing "hidden" passwords for every level, blowing up tiles, jumping to any level, etc. I am not going to tell you these passwords, however, since I'm sure all the petty little hackers who think they're bigshots killing the Amiga software market will disassemble my program anyway. Of course turning *OFF* the *TIMER* is a big help for when you're really stuck (hint! hint! hint!).
Regardless of what you may think by reading the manual, the Amiga version of 4-GET-IT has been almost exclusively a two person project. Adisak Pochanayon did all the programming, music, sound samples, beta testing, and some graphics and level design. Pat Dolan is responsible for 90% of the graphics and much of the level design. Other smaller contributions come from Chuck Needham for the 4-GET-IT logo that bounces around and Brian McGroarty for game concept (although the Amiga version is much improved over the IBM program and features more levels, more magic tiles, better sound and graphics, etc.). Also we retained almost all of Brian's boards from the IBM program in a separate file that can be loaded into the game (read the addendum for info).
I, Adisak Pochanayon, go to school at UW Madison. I am majoring in Electrical Engineering and am 21 years old. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or write 1301 Spring St #508, Madison WI 53715. Pat Dolan and Brian McGroarty's telephone #'s are in the high scores. Mine is not, but feel free to contact me.
A Prehistoric Tale
++++ A PREHISTORIC TALE - WRITTEN BY THE LOST BOYS 1990,1991 ++++ AMIGA-CONVERSION BY JOCHEN HIPPEL HALLO LEUTE !!!!!
"HALLO LEUTE !!!!!" is German for "Hello everyone !!!!!"
There's also a dummy file in the game with some remarks from one of the developers.
YEAHEAH! THIS IS A DUMMY FILE, SO IT MIGHT JUST AS WELL BE USED FOR SOME ADDITIONAL REMARKS. THIS GAME WAS CODED IN A VERY SHORT TIME, AND WE HOPE THE PLAY FUN WILL BE PROPORTIONAL TO THE FUN WE HAD CODING (THOUGH SOMETIMES THE FUN WAS LESS). WELL, THAT'S IT, ACTUALLY. TIM IS A TOSSER SOMETIMES, BUT SO AM I (I AM RICHARD). BYE!
Cracked by Quartex or Cracked by Scoopex or Cracked by Skid Row or Cracked by <here is your name>! ARTGAME <TM> BBS +36-1-251-1419 (300-14400 Baud)
Copyright Edward Scio and Microdeal 1988 Please do not give away copies of this program - It took bloody ages to write!
Nombreux sont les pirates qui se casseront les dents sur le codage disquette développé par Jean-Michel GEORGES.
Translates to something like:
Many crackers will break their teeth on the disk routines code developed by Jean-Michel GEORGES
STOP IT =NOW=, OK! You will gain *NOTHING* from breaking this protection, but I guess you're too fucking ignorant, narrow-minded or maybe even too stupid to understand that. Yeah, so you and your 'leaders' and 'spreaders' (that's what they like to call themselves, but they're nothing but LEECHES gaining some kind of fame from the work you do) will have something to spread around on BBS', ok... But what the hell do they, or you, REALLY get for all that, huh? Ok credits... So they can download some shit games or other software, but in a wider perspective? I'll tell you =NOTHING=. It's pointless. If you don't realize that now, I assure you that in a few years you will look back at this time and wonder why you did it. I know that from experience. Go and do something constructive, like studying, socializing, programming or whatever! Cracking is not constructive. To you it might seem like a challenge or something you do to get famous, well OK it is a challenge to crack, and you do get famous if you're good at it. Famous for a while, a short while. But nobody will care about that five years from now. You will benefit much more from getting a job, education or a girlfriend, I'm telling you because I KNOW. I was a cracker once, one of the best. In a time when you could actually send the originals by mail, work for a day or two, and then send the cracked version back, and still have a world-first release. Then the scene consisted by computer freaks who made it for the fun of it. The scene today is perverted and lead by ignorant computer-illiterate idiots, only in for the fame and money. They think they're famous and legendary, but nobody likes or admires them for sure. I HATE IT! Now I've realized the stupidity of my actions, and I wish I could undo them. You'll also do just that in a few years too if you have a conscience, and wish you had done something else. SO DON'T CRACK IT!
================ DIVINE PROTECTION BY =THE MIGHTY GOD= WRITE TO ME: email@example.com FINALLY YOU HAVETHE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TO A REAL COMPUTER ===== GOD! ===== CURRENTLY STUDYING APPLIED PHYSICS AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AT LINKOPING INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY!! =====SWEDEN===== Don't even think about it. Cracking is both illegal and immoral and will get you NOWHERE in this world. We have spent a lot of time doing this game, and we will not hesitate to take legal actions against those who duplicate this game illegally. We have complete overview over the cracking scene, and know your name and whereabouts, no doubt. We have prepared a nice surprise for you. You may think it is challenging, exciting or even glorious to crack, but from our point of view it is nothing but theft and sabotage. You may have read or heard all this before, but this time it's different and REAL. We mean it. Think about it. If you continue doing what you're doing right now, the game programmers will have to leave the Amiga programming in favour for Nintendo, Sega etc. It is up to you and the rest of the Amiga users. If you still insist on being an ignorant egocentric lowlife and go ahead cracking this, go ahead, try me. It won't be easy. It will be hard, damn close to impossible, destructive, and it will be SO DAMN POINTLESS. Go and do something else instead, something positive and constructive, do that homework of yours, read a book, learn something, call some friend, date a girl, or whatever. Or if you can't get away from the computer, do something yourself, something useful or fun. This protection is the toughest ever. Unbreachable. That's what all I have to say, now it's up to you to decide whether you should crack this or not. We hope you won't. It'll be so much easier and less painful for all of us, especially for you. Signed, the creator of this and plenty to come protections, Stefan Boberg
Makes no sense.. I blame Martyn for this should've had more time to do this really
================ DEPECHE MODE RULES OKAY!! ================
YOUR OWN PERSONAL JESUS,SOMEONE 2 HEAR YOUR PRAYERS
And another version of Alien Breed contains the following:
ZALIEN BREED V1.3, =SB= 14-Oct-91 Main program code by Andreas Tadic and Peter Tuleby, Graphics and game design by Rico Holmes, music and sound effects by Allister Brimble, additional programming, bug fixing, copyprotection, data compression routines and algorithms, and fastmem sample players by Stefan Boberg == "Funny facts" about this game... 1) Source code is unreadable and extremely sensitive to changes (banana-code at the highest level). 2) My first protection had to be removed due to the fact that those f***ing duplicators couldn't copy it reliably , so this is really not the protection I wanted to put in (this one was threwn together in great haste in two days, completely from scratch) . For a REAL protection, look forward to PROJECT X from Team 17 software, released Jan-92.. It will be tough! 3) A dozen or so MAJOR bugs were fixed within three days.. we worked 72 hours without sleep! I worked even longer after that... I hate the sight of this bloody game, sure hope it'll sell well, so I can get some serious cash and buy some goodies for me... like a Fusion Forty for my little A3000 4) The game's gotten rave reviews in all major mags, YAHOO! (six-page review in ACE, three pages in CU AMIGA etc..) Good job we payed them all that money! (not really... 5) After this sentence is finished, this game is 100% finished , and you cannot possibly imagine how bloody RELIEVED I am.... phew... Over and out... bibi >w FILENAME> abfinal.s >! Exit, are you sure? Y bzzzt.... EOT
Amiga Action Replay Utilities
hi boys, what are you doing here???? these words can`t appair!! so if you are here it means that you are a coder or what?? Well if is so try to decode my number making this: move.l #$39929b00 to d0 rotate it 1 bit to left and 8 bit to right, swap it and then make a logical XOR with #$222222xx (where xx is my age N.B. I am VERY VERY young )Well if you done everything ok D0 now end with 2267 and you found my number!!OK!!! contact me!!! Giovanni Tummarello.
Giovanni was 14 and could be contacted on 7142267.
Look out for the note in front of the Final Loader.... If you get so far my friend!
Read this important message! Code MERLIN! Please contact Discovery Software immediately ! We need programmers like YOU, it would be silly not to phone us !!!
Hi world! Trying to hack the game eh? Ah well, shouldn't be too difficult as it isn't mega-protected (if you want a challenge try cracking the ST version...) By the way if you are looking for cheat modes, don't bother 'cos there aren't any! (There used to be quite a few but the boys down at Siggy Noses made me take them out- sorry folks!). Does anyone know who decided to use the oh so f***ing crap MFM system for the disky drivers? Since the AmigaDOS is THE worst system I've ever had the displeasure to program under, I decided to write all my own drivers and it wasn't fun I can tell you! - Give me the ST's controller anyday!!! A few hello's now to:....... Ian 'wide boy' Hetherington, Jonathan 'mr clean' Ellis and all the other guys n gals at Siggy house, Dave 'menace' Jones, Dave 'gibbo' Gibbons, Mark 'aparryantly so' Parry, Frank 'srs' Tout, everyone at the Leeds 16 bit user group (a particularly good group as the meetings are held in a pub!), and finally anyone else who knows me (and probably wishes they didn't!). ...this is Wayne signing off on the 3rd of January 1989, still pissed as a fart from the new year celebrations- of 1987!). PS. A good hacker has talent, pirates are just thieving scum.
Barbarian 2 (Palace version)
This code is copyright. If it should appear in ANY program other than the Amiga version of Barbarian II, my lawyers will be informed.(C) Dave Chapman, 1989.
Why not try doing something constructive with your Amiga, like writing a game for example ??? It may be a lot more complex than protection removal and perhaps a little above your understanding but with a little patience, a lot of practice and months of hard work you may create something of which you can be proud and that people will admire you for. No swearing, No insults, Just grow up! RB 18/07/91
WJS DESIGN, UNIT 2, BRAMLEY BUSINESS CENTRE, STANNINGLEY ROAD, LEEDS, LS13 4EN. WEEBLE I WANT A HOT WATER BOTTLE
Crackers and Ascii modifiers: don't stuff around with this game and definately don't spread it around Australia. The Australian software market is too small already and spreading this game will probably stop us writing more software later. Overseas I don't care but not Australia... OK?
Beneath a Steel Sky
At the beginning the programmers were happy and did rejoice at their task, for the Amiga before them did shineth and was full of promise. But then they did look closer and did see'th the awful truth; it's floppies were tiny and sloweth (rareth was its hard drive). And so small was it's memory that did at first appear large; queereth also was its configuration(s). Then they did findeth another Amiga, and this was slightly different from the first. Then a third, and this was different again. All different, but not really better, for all were psuedo backward compatible. But, eventually, it did come to pass that Steel Sky was implemented on a 1meg os-legal CBM Amiga. And the programmers looked and saw that it was indeed a miracle. But they were not joyous and instead did weep for nobody knew just what had been done.
Well hello there hackers. I'll warn you now that this game has a LOT of protection, so it will be a few late nights for you lot. It's a mugs game anyway, you should be writing games and making loads of money like me (you too could afford a 16V Astra GTE), but you are obviously lacking in a few brain cells & will put a weeks work into cracking this for what? SOD ALL, thats what. Well if you do manage to crack it send me a copy: DAVE JONES, DMA DESIGN, MINTLAW PARK, WEST FERRY, DUNDEE DD5 1RD. In return you will get sod all as usual. In the meantime I'll be thinking of you when I'm in Florida, spending some of my dosh.
In the protection track on The Blues Brothers:
Megaprot by Eric CAEN (c) Titus 1991...Hackers, I hate you !!!!
And in each normal sector:
Sector number x Hackers are insects !!!
x = A to J as there is 10 sectors.
Hackers are women
The following message was found in the startup-sequence:
; ; ADDMEMs here. ; Boomeraid GET THE HELL OUT OF OUR DISK. We had hoped that anyone with half a brain would be doing something more constructive than stuffing around with TSA property. Buzz off, and may your expanded hardware catch Virus Diskus the next time you interface with an attractive piece of software. LS & WW
Bride of the Robot
Eat this pirate! If you keep stealing Amiga software, soon there won't BE any Amiga software.
Cabal was written by Ocean France, so the hidden message is in French:
celui qui crack Cabal est un ANE...! Translation: Whoever cracks Cabal is a DONKEY...!
CASTLE KINGDOMS © MUTATION SOFTWARE 1997 - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.WHY ARE YOU READING THIS TEXT THERES NOTHING TO CRACK HERE M8:)
Centrefold Squares (CDS version)
-****************.*-PROTEUS-*.******************- * * * PROTEUS Disk protection Scheme * * Devised and written in 1989 * * By Gary Thomlinson * * * * For all you hackers out there, if, and I mean * * if you ever load in this track you've done * * well, and if you can't TOUGH LUCK. * * * * 1989 Gary Thomlinson * * * * PPPP RRRR OOO TTTTT EEEEE U U SSSS * * P P R R O O T E U U S * * PPPP RRRR O O T EEE U U SSS * * P R R O O T E U U S * * P R R OOO T EEEEE UUU SSSS * * * * DISK COPY PROTECTION SCHEME * * FOR NIMROD HOLDINGS 1989 * * * * HI TO THE GASBOARD * * * -*******************PROTEUS*********************-
CJ's Elephant Antics
In the bootblock of the game, the following message is found (but there is nothing else despite the warning):
For more information on this protection and why you shouldn't crack it read on further…
OUPS, I think there is a lame guy who uses a monitor......What do you want ????? Hey, I know ! Making a trainer version, eh ???? What about using the build in trainer ? And what about writing your mega mighty lamename in the title text ??? Oh, that will make your group famous, believe me ! Well, that was the message to the lamers, now let us come to the essential things:
We, the programmers and grafix, spend nearly six weeks of our life in developing this blablablablablablablablabla. Spread not the word without the disk and have a good time on the next copy party.
CRACK THIS ONE D O C IF YOU CAN AND FIND THE HIDDEN MESSAGE
THE HIDDEN MESSAGE, HI DOC NICE SPRITE ROUTINE I JUST LOVED THE BALLS.....PHONE ME ON (0903) 47548 - THATS ENGLAND O.K. BYE BYE..... TONY COOPER
Frankie says :- Everybody knows, how to cook baked potatoes. Everybody knows which way the wind blows, But they still tell you.
Game Written By Lord Blitter OF the Whizkids development group. Note To the PIRATES, this is not the final version, my friends so if you want to avoid the work of cracking this game again, be patient, the final release is in two weeks. And Also if you crack this (or the final version) don't put your name, coz i'll find you and make sure you will not crack ANYTHING after
OK. SO YOU ARE ABOUT TO CRACK THIS GAME, EH? WELL, WELL... JUST MAKE SURE TO PLAYTEST IT VERY WELL B4 YOU RELEASE IT !!! HEHEHE...
WATCH OUT FOR CHECKSUMS! THEY COULD BE HARD TO FIND SOMETIMES! YOU WILL NEED A LOT OF PATIENCE. GOOD LUCK!!!
GREETINGS TO THE BEST CRACKERS AROUND, IF THERE ARE ANY LEFT NOWADAYS. OK, I HEARD CLASSIC HAVE REFORMED SO THATS ATLEAST SOMETHING!
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK BOBO, TONY AND HOSON ALSO GREETINGS TO ZIKE!, MICKE IN STOCKHOLM, TED, JASON, STU, JOSH, FREDERIC, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER AND THE REST - PREPPA MERA!!!
STEROIDER E BRA F0R KROPPEN KOLLA BARA PA HISCORELISTAN!!!DECA^SUSTANON! - OCH NU NAGOT HELT ANNAT: "FANA VACKER, GUL OCH BLA..."
"SVERIGE, SVERIGE, FOSTERLAND !!!" ULTIMA THULE RULAR
Desrt Strike Is Brought to You From The Ea In House Possy Other Wise Know As ProgStaff This Game Is Desined to be Unhackerble because There isno need to hack it. If you whantto pirate it Just drag the workbentch icon to another disk drive, and copy
You are using an illegal DiskMonTools KeyFile !!! It is both illegal and immortal to use a program without getting your personally registered version. It is in YOUR hands to support the Amiga and its programmers ... This time you get only this warning ..., but i could instead easyly format all your HDs ... YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!! System stopped because of pirated Software !!!
Double Dragon 2
Hello Paranoimia, been here before?
You thought Shinobi was hard?? Heeeehehehee
Don Bluth's Dragon's Lair Custom Boot Block >> DO NOT INSTALL! << Copyright (C) 1987/88/89 Randy Linden
A message to crackers: Nobody wants copy protection. All it is designed to do is give a program a fighting chance. Now we realize that there is a great competition to see which group breaks this game first, however, if you do break it, please consider this: If you let this game out early after release, and there are few sales, it will be very difficult to justify followup games of this type. Nobody benefits; not the developers, not the users, and not the Amiga community. Please reconsider holding on for a while and not letting the game suffer. The decision is yours.
Dragon's Lair: Escape from Singe's Castle
Once again, a small note to pirates and crackers: I thank you very much for delaying the release of DL1, but must once again ask you to please wait with Escape. We have tried to provide the Amiga community with the best possible game for your money (unlike many other companies), and hope that once again there will be enough sales into the future to support yet another game we are planning for the Amiga: TERMINATOR! Please consider delaying your release of Escape. As more and more quality companies leave the Amiga for the more profitable IBM, C64 and Nintendo markets, it is up to you, the users, to show which computer is truly Visionary. Randy "Irwin" Linden
*** If your reading this you must be a cracker so why don't you go and <<< FUCK OFF >>> and get a life you sad Mother-Fucker. SIGNED: PARADROID/AXIS ***
Eco Phantoms was originally being coded by Rickey Costas and Toby Simpson. Costas left halfway through game development, however, and was replaced by Jeremy Sherlock. Sherlock was so unimpressed with Costas' unfinished code that he left this message about him inside a file on disk 1 of the game:
It must be said that Richard Costas was the original programmer along with Toby, on this project, but because Ricky walked out, and I took over from him, rewriting a lot of his shit and badly written, unproffesional and ridiculously long winded code, and the fact that this was only half finished, I have decided not to include this fat git in the credits for this game, signed Jez. I will credit Richard Costas with the blame for a lot of hassle, stress, late nights and my hatred for the twat!
Well, well, well. What can I write in this sector ? I could tell you nosy sods to bugger off. Hmmm, OK then ... BUGGER OFF YOU NOSY SODS !!!!!!!! Copy this disk and your knob will fall off. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Don't come running to me with your meat and two veg ! I was only joking - honest .... BYE BYE. See you on the next game
And the beginning of many sectors says:
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT PAL ?
NOVELLA PROTECTION VIOLATION The SLEEPER has been installed! When it wakes, expect major damage to CMOS circuitry.
Development of good software takes time and costs money. Stealing software can only damage the future availability of first class products and artificially increases the cost to genuine purchasers. To discourage theft we have installed 'The SLEEPER'. Expect CMOS failure at sometime in the future if 'cracked copies' are used. You have been warned!
In memory around address $11626 when the menu runs is the following message:
Hi Cracker ! I hope you will do a good job on this proggy since I cannot prevent you from cracking it anyway. But if you release a version needing two disks you will have to think about your skill. Bye, Level Four (yes we still exist)
Piracy is killing the software industry
Hello you big Girls Blouse... Bugger off out of my Disk. Why dont you go and write your own game? Sean Connolly says 'keep yoor mits oot ma muzak o right! Jason says .... happy Easter. Dave says .... Pants to you. Creative Edge - Euro Soccer. This Version 25th November . Why is CDTV is really great! Copyright 1992 Creative Edge ALL RIGHTS RESERVED A final word. bye.
Amiga Exile. 31 September 1991. Copyright © Peter JM Irvin, Jeremy C Smith, William F Reeve 1991. Copyright © Audiogenic 1991. All rights reserved. A lot of work went into this project. Please don't rob us of our livelihoods
THE PATH TO COMPLETE AWARENESS
IS THROUGH AN OPEN MIND
QTX, where are you now?
If you can't crack this game then you are lamer than lame.. PIRACY IS THEFT... IF YOU COPY THIS GAME THEN REMEMBER - IF F.A.S.T. CATCH YOU THE MAXIMUM PENALTY IS SIX MONTHS IN PRISON... If you crack this game then there's plenty of space for an intro (from sectors 600+) so do something good!! Do you want to cheat??? Then here's some 'codes' to type in on the title screen .... type in everything between the asterisks, including punctuation... Cheat 1 - *I AM A SIX HEADED ALIEN FROM OUTER SPACE*Cheat 2 - *EARWIGS ARE THE MASTER RACE*Cheat 3 - *QUEX, I LOVE YOU, AND I WILL BUY ALL OF YOUR GAMES - HONEST* there also is another but I'll leave it to you to find out.... Please leave in these codes instead of doing a trainer cos
Graphics artist Ste Pickford hid a small message on a graphic tile that was always drawn behind another one. It simply says "Ste Pickford was ere".
Hello Hacker, Before you start ripping into this game please remember that you are destroying the Amiga and the jobs that are associated with it. We've spent over a year on this product and obviously want to make loads of money so if you do crack it (very easily, its THAT easy protection) then don't release it, Thank You
There's a hilarious rant by programmer Richard Aplin in the startup-sequence of Final Fight.
Final Fight ; -===========- ; © 1991 U.S. Gold ; ; Written for Creative Materials by Richard Aplin ; (Started 10th January 1991) ; ;Ok. Remember Line Of Fire? Here we go again, crackers! Fill in the blanks: ; type (Loads of pointless ANSI codes and whizzy animated bits) echo "----- of ----- presents the latest in Hot Warez.." echo "" echo "Final Fight +++++++++++ 14925%!" echo echo "Cracked, Trained, Nobbed-Up and ½-parted by the amazing -------!!!"
The game also contains the following text as part of the end sequence:
Congratulations! You have beaten the Boss of the Mad Gear gang!
Metro City is once more safe for people to go about their busy lives in the dense urban metropolis, and our heroes are free to continue their normal existances....
Now, as a special bonus (and because you cheated!), here is the unexpurgated version of the lives of Guy, Cody and Haggar!...
LIFE OF GUY
GUY died 4.5.2028
After a youth filled with unlikely fighting exploits, Guy settled down to a normal life as an insurance loss-adjuster. He married a 24-stone traffic warden and died in his armchair aged 65
LIFE OF CODY
CODY died 2.14.1996
He married Jessica, but divorced 8 months later due to his drink problem. Died at 29 after tripping when drunk and falling headfirst into a sewer.
LIFE OF HAGGAR
HAGGAR died 1.5.1998
Left the office of mayor in disgrace after a cocaine scandle, and 2 years later was convicted of sheep-molesting. Died at 55 after catching a nasty disease from a dirty telephone.
IF YOU MANAGED TO GET TO THIS POINT, YOURE VERY PROBABLY A HACKER. BEWARE!!!! IF YOURE EVEN THINKING OF COPYING THIS GAME WELL GET YOU A DARK STORMY NIGHT, FRIE YOUR BRAIN IN BOILING OIL, WEREAFTER WELL TAKE YOU TO COURT!!! SIGNED: TEAM 7
Hi cracker, very good!!! But warning: This could be your last crack signed Hans Tel: Int 43 2633 2100
WER IMMER SO WEIT KOMMEN MAG UND DIESE WICHTIGEN SAETZE LIEST, DEN BITTEN WIR DIESES PROGRAMM, NICHT SO SCHNELL WEITERZUGEBEN, DA WIR EINEN VERTRAGMIT UMSATZBETEILIGUNG ABGESCHLOSSEN HABEN.ES WUERDE DIE MOEGLICHKEIT BESTEHEN, DASS DU EINORIGINAL BEKOMMST.(CONTACT: R S I (RED SECTOR))DANKE IM VORRAUS, UND NOCH VIEL SPASS BEIM KNACKEN.VIELE GRUESSE AN PATER BECKER (EXEC), DIE LEBENDE LEGENDE, D A G (TRINK NICHT SO VIEL)UND ALLE ANDEREN
Here's an English translation thanks to fm4:
WHOEVER MAY HAVE GOTTEN THIS FAR AND IS READING THESE IMPORTANT SENTENCES, WE ASK YOU TO KEEP FROM PASSING THIS PROGRAM TOO QUICKLY, BECAUSE WE HAVE A CONTRACT WITH A TURNOVER SHARE. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT YOU MAY GET AN ORIGINAL COPY. (CONTACT: R S I (RED SECTOR))THANKS IN ADVANCE, AND HAVE FUN CRACKING.MANY GREETINGS TO PATER BECKER (EXEC), THE LIVING LEGEND, D A G (DON'T DRINK SO MUCH)AND ALL THE OTHERS
Hollywood Poker Pro
Hollywood Poker Pro (C) reLINE Software / please do not crack this disk - keep the developers developing!
00008001 CD001..CDTV 0000801D fuck wank........ 00008039 ............................ 00008055 ............................ 00008071 ...................2......2. 0000808D ..............."............ 000080A9 .....\...............wank fu 000080C5 ck.......................... 000080E1 ............................ 000080FD ............................ 00008119 ............................ 00008135 .........fuckpoos!!!!....... 00008151 ............................ 0000816D ............................ 00008189 ............................ 000081A5 .........................com 000081C1 plete twat - ISOCD 1.04 by P 000081DD antaray, Inc. USA -......... 000081F9 ............................ 00008215 ............................ 00008231 .............fuck you boy!!! 0000824D !
"fuck wank" is the disc label.
Hey yo! Don't crack this game !!
James Pond 2: Codename Robocod
; ; This funky startup sequence hurriedly put together at 1:30am 14.07.93 ; by the master of the kludged code, Dean Ashton. ; ; ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ; Seeing as you're here, it's now Sunday 15th August 1993, at 10:05am. I'm ; trying to get a final boot partition up and running after spending all ; weekend converting some animation into some CDXL streams. We really had a ; bad time doing this... I'm not usually superstitious, but Friday 13th was ; _so_ bad for us. Mike's A3000 decided to pack in (we were going to use it ; to do the conversion because of the fast SCSI port and the 10Mb of RAM), ; the 16-bit TARGA images had been captured incorrectly (the people who did ; the capturing had the RED and BLUE cables connected the wrong way around, ; which meant we had to write an ARexx script to swap the colours about), ; the ISO9660 CD which had the audio for the animation as 2 big AIFF sound ; samples had been mastered incorrectly (it contained directories with the ; same names as the files, which AmigaDOS barfed on), then to cap it all ; off the NEC CD-Rom drive was a tad unreliable with my A4000/040 (although ; I was using beta software) ; ; Next project for me is SNES Morph. Should be a laugh, as it's my first ; SNES title... (it's a conversion from the A1200 version) ; ; Anyway, thanks for reading this... I guess I'd better have some credits ; in here, as I had trouble fitting them into the code. Watch out, I've ; gone a bit overboard with them... ; ;--------------------------------------------------------------------------- ; ; ************************************************************ ; * A1200/CD32 OS-Friendly conversion and enhancements by * ; * Dean Ashton * ; ************************************************************ ; ; Original design and programming by ; Chris Sorrell ; ; Graphics by ; Chris Sorrell & Leavon Archer ; ; All music and effects by ; Richard Joseph ; ; Map Design by ; Steve Bak ; ; Additional Map Design by ; Gary Richards ; ; Technical assistance (in large quantities) by ; Chris Ludwig ; Wayne Lutz ; Spencer Shanson ; Mike Ball ; Toby Simpson ; ; Electronic Book player by ; Steve Loughran ; ; Animation conversion by ; Dean Ashton and Mike Froggatt ; ; Source Animation by ; Fat City Films ; ; Millennium Logo animation by ; Rob Chapman ; ; Selection screen picture by ; Tony Heap ; ; Source code interpreting (!) by ; Chris Sorrell ; ; Music driver corrections by ; Alan McCarthy ; ; Music driver errors by ; Andi Smithers ; ; ; ;
Jet Set Willy 2
Protectionless game...Why not, does it matter?Things could be worse; no game as there isn't any money to fund its development...
Yooooooh cracker, I think this is the lamest protection you have ever seen in your life !!!Sorry but I only have 5 min to put it !!! For my next game I will put a super one !!! Greetings to Vision Factory !!!
Jurassic Park AGA
CRACK THIS GAME AND YOU DIE!!!!!!! I AM NOT KIDDING!! I KNOW WHO YOU ALL ARE!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!
Jurassic Park ECS
Hidden away on at the end of each disk:
MESSAGE TO FAGSHITE AND PARAPLEGIC AND ALL THE OTHER DICKHEADS! BETTER LUCK THIS TIME! TRY AND REMOVE MORE THAN 20% OF THE PROTECTION THIS TIME YOU USELESS CUNTS! ISN'T IT TIME YOU STOPPED PULLING YOUR DICKS AND LEFT YOUR BEDROOMS AND GOT A REAL JOB?
From Mr E, the coder: "The story behind that is we finished the ECS version before the a500 version was out. So we got hold of the totally fucked cracks by Fairlight and Paradox and couldn't resist leaving them a little message in the A500 version."
Kamikaze (also Fast Food, Miami Chase)
A lot of Codemasters games used the TAS (Telephone Authorisation System) protection. If the disk was detected as a copy, it popped up asking you to phone Codemasters (paying for the phone call) to get a temporary code that would allow you to play the game until you rebooted. All these TAS protected games contain the following message:
Project 66 (C) 1990 Codemasters software Ltd. Programmed & Organized by Derek Leigh-Gilchrist. Protection track (C) 1990 Rob Northern Computing LTD.
If any hackers are reading this then keep reading...
This protection has been developed by me (DEL/ANARCHY) I know that it is very easy to crack BUT WAIT! I don't want it cracked! I will lose money! So don't fuck me about by cracking it.... If I do see any cracks of CODEMASTERS games the pirate world is going to have a big suprise...
You have been warned!
Kick Off 3
Dr.John says: Don't change this! It is coded in S-P-A-G-E-T-T-I (c) 1994 self protecting code. You will not be able to decypher ALL the hidden secrets of KICK OFF 3, many have tried, none have succeeded. Rrrrriight Tasty
Killing Game Show
Larrie and the Robbery of the Ardies
1st disk ;main entry v1.2 CAPITAL SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT (UK) Ltd. © 1987 STEVE VANDERHORST-CAPITAL SOFTWARE DEV. (UK) Ltd. entry code 084767210013432 program information, human beings only! program coding: seka assembler (main program) Actec C (leader program) Digital research Development set (ATARI ST version only) pictures: deluxe paint v1.2-NTSC + 1001 level designer sound: 1001 industries, 4 channel fastmem recording system (ADJ) sound effects: NOS facilitair office - A. de Jong, S. Vanderhorst music: Carsten Obarski final testdate: 1987-09-23 programming dates: 1987-05-15>
Look, I don't know what your doing looking on this bootblock but sod off and leave me alone. If your a pirate or a similar low-life then crawl back from under the stone that you came from. If I find out who's cracked my game I'll kneecap the lucky guy .. . (if you think I'm kiddin, I'm Six foot four and weigh 15 stone 6lbs, and get very very Angry when scum like you take my earnings away).
Limes & Napoleon
The following message was found in the startup-sequence of this very obscure game by EAS:
rem Limes & Napoleon AMIGA-Version echo "© 1989 EAS" loader intro black game.pck Hey Cracker ! I know this game is great and I know that you are fond of cracking it. But remember: If you are busted up by the police, you will have a lot of tears in your face. Don't forget: The system is everywhere!
Line of Fire
Another one of programmer Richard Aplin's rants in the startup-sequence of Line of Fire.
Line Of Fire was written by Richard Aplin for Creative Materials & U.S. Gold from July-November 1990. ;Dear Cracker, ;To save you time, simply fill in the appropriate lines below.. type "Line Of Fire! type " Cracked by the utterly amazing and fab --------- of -------!" type "Hot greets to ----- and -----!!" type "Lamings and slaggings to ----- of ----- and -----!!!" type "Call our BBSs on ----------- and ----------- for the latest warez!"
LOST PATROL LOADER (AMIGA) By Captain Sime >> 16.05.90 << "Abandon Hope Ye Who Hack Thee."
Think about the future!
Lotus Turbo Challenge 2
In the title music, there is a sound sample that says "You will not copy this game!"
Also the following is hidden on the disk:
Lotus II.... ------------ Another project over (nearly), another Christmas approaching. Spare a few moments, O inquisitive one, for the thoughts of a programmer. Long gone are the days of scrolling credits so this will have to do. Thanks first.... ---------------- To Mum and Dad for helping out, tidying up and generally being great ! To everyone at The Fish for testing the game, Craig, Ric and Nijel mainly. To the guy at Gobowen Red Star office. Hello to.... ------------ Cath !!!! Craig, Nijel, Clare, Tom, Iwan, Becca, Jane, Ric, Beverley, Jane, Emma, Rich, Darren, Julie, Timmy, Suzie (9 mm), Andy, Davros, Buzz, Penny, Dave, Rachell, Tim, Maggie, Mel, Sue, Christine, Mandy, Janet, Steve TV, Ali in Australia, Damien, Hon, Rachel, Nige and Ged, Craigs Mum, All the neighbours, Melissa, Tim, Will, Steve, Heather, Mark, Steve, Kim, Rachel, Helen, Tristan, Rufus, Stuart, Emily, Hugh, Shelley, Gwenda, Jo, Carl, Jez, Adam, Gary, Brig, Steve, Helen, Fiona, Spike, Claire, Rachel, John, Stewart, Nick, Musky, Stav, Steve, Pete, Gareth, Steve C, Eric, Dafydd, Cornflake, Jenny, Scott, Julian, Dmitri, Sue, Tracey, Marina, Tom, Dick and Harry, Sammut the long lost drummer, wherever he is, the Irish guy we met in the bar in Crete, Pat and Ian, Vicky, Wild Gill, Glyn, Mad Fred, Mildly annoyed Kevin, Psychotic Sid, (stop that - Ed), Kath, Ben, Ben, Chris, Jane, Matthew, Gareth, Ron and Cherry, Tetris the cat (so named because of the odd shaped places he gets into). Barry Leitch who did the music, Everyone I know at Gremlin, Graham, Barry, Dave, Margaret and Max, and of course everyone at Magnetic Fields. All the staff at the Boars Head, and anyone else I forgot.... Music.... --------- Not in the game, but listened to while programming to keep me sane(ish). Big Country (shock horror), The Alarm, The Skids, New Model Army, Shute the Tailor, Voice of the Beehive, Damned, Guns and Roses, The Clash, Waterboys... The usual, the old stuff is the best. Oh yeah, and EMF. Food and Drinks.... ------------------- Rather like music, this section. Coffee, Newcastle Brown, John Smiths, Guinness, Murphys, Merry Monk, Diamond White, Lucozade Sport, Diet Orange and Vodka.... Raj Mahal Tandoori restaurant and Golden City Chinese takeaway Pot Noodles and Pasta with Turbo sauce.... Development system.... ---------------------- For anyone who's interested, an Amiga 2000 with 5Mb of ram and a 25Mhz accelerator with 40Mb Hard disk. None of this posey PC stuff for me. Software used - Devpac 2, Dpaint 3, Audiomaster II. Action Replay - they are useful for programmers, really.... Also a Trilogic stereo sampler and a cheap foreign tape recorder. Dux.... ------- Hope you like the 'free' bonus game. Now you don't think I'm going to tell you the password, do you ? That, I'm sure you know is easy enough to find. See if you can beat 498800 on level 9. Also just for the record, my highest score on Rox - the free game on Lotus I was 92 seconds without autofire, but with a cup of coffee with six spoonfulls in it. Hints and tips.... ------------------ Use Fire button to accelerate, its much easier. Use manual gears, if you are good at it, you can easily beat the automatic gears for acceleration, especially when changing down after hitting something. Get used to overtaking cars on both sides, and using the fire button on and off to keep your speed up while not crashing into signs etc. Learn the courses, well at least the important bits that are likely to cause you to crash and slow down. Forest course - learn where the logs and rocks are, otherwise a doddle. Night course - dont hit ANYTHING; on the fast swervy section, turn very early, watch out for the Gremlin sign. Fog course - Watch out for missing and 'wrong' signs. Snow course - Use the very light steering to your advantage, Try to stay on the road and out of the snowbanks. Desert course - Stay in the middle of the road. It can be useful to use obstacles to get you back on course. Avoid tumbleweed. City course - Stay on your own side, believe me. Only try to go under lorries if they are in your way. Be even more careful not to hit anything. Marsh course - Remember which logs to hit to avoid the water - learn where the extra times are, and on the last section stay in 3rd gear at about 60 mph and clip the water to slow down. Storm course - Hit all the turbos and dodge the water. Aim for the thinnest parts of the rivers. Find the best line on the last few hundred yards. Don't panic. When playing in link mode, press the pause key at awkward moments to confuse your opponent. If you're losing badly press escape and say, 'Oops my finger slipped'.... Dont play in four player mode cause its SLOOOW.... Places to go on holiday.... --------------------------- Crete. Well I did, for two weeks anyway. Nothing to do but lie on the beach and go out at night. Or you could try Prestatyn, nr (sunny) Rhyl. Lotus III ???? -------------- I don't know, It's not up to me. But if we did, it would be quite fun to release a compilation at a later date of all of the trilogy, called Lotus 1-2-3.... The End.... ----------- Or is it ?
Mad Professor Mariarti
The following message was hidden inside the Protracker module:
hello hacker fucker this is matt furniss heres the deal. if you hack this game, i will find you where ever you are and break your legs and thats a promise.
Press the DEL key while the loading picture is displayed, and when the game should start, it will instead load a hidden demo file on the disk (HAM.PIC) that contains the following message:
Credits for Magicland Dizzy go to the following:-
Amiga & ST programming by
Amiga & ST graphics by
Game design by
The Oliver Twins & Neil Vincent
Original Spectrum & Amstrad versions by
Big Red Software Ltd.
Tim Miller & Paul Ranson
Greetings are going out to the following
The Codemasters bunch (part 1)
Andrew & Philip Oliver
The Codemasters bunch (part 2)
Paul 'Snacky' Perrot
Friends (part 1)
Jon 'JMP' Phillips
Dave 'E' Cantrell
Krister 'silly name' Wombell
Dan (The Core Design man!)
Rob 'protection man' Northern
Adam 'SPEX' Lucas
Friends (part 2)
Mark 'fish' Salmon
Jolyon 'idiot' Ralph
Joby 'ex-artist' Wood
Gareth 'E' Price
Noel 'E' Johnson
Jane Leigh-Gilchrist (MUM)
Gordon Leigh-Gilchrist (DAD)
Tanya Leigh-Gilchrist (SISTER)
Margret Brown (Granny)
Alex Brown (Grandpa)
Wendy Brown (Aunty)
Mo Leigh-Gilchrist (Aunty)
Albums I listened to while programming this game
Love Sexy (PRINCE)
Purple Rain (PRINCE)
Graffiti Bridge (PRINCE)
Sign Of The Times (PRINCE)
Around The World In A Day (PRINCE)
Dirty Mind (PRINCE)
For You (PRINCE)
Pandemonium (THE TIME)
Love Over Gold (DIRE STRAIGHTS)
Real Life (SIMPLE MINDS)
Joshua Tree (U2)
Infected (THE THE)
Mind Bomb (THE THE)
Soul Mining (THE THE)
Dark Side Of The Moon (PINK FLOYD)
Immaculate Collection (MADDONNA)
Groups I have been in (in the past)
Share & Enjoy
Games I have programmed
Battle Valley (Amiga only)
Pub Trivia (Amiga & ST)
Magicland Dizzy (Amiga & ST)
Use the keys F1-F4 to select different music!
Or use fire/space to quit!
Tiertex insisted on no credits in their games, most likely to stop other companies from finding out who had written the games. This didn't stop programmer Anthony Ball from sneaking in a small easter egg though. If you press * on the numeric keypad, the credits will become visible on the attract sequence.
The bootblock also has the following message in it:
*** Boot block created with PutDisk by Dirty Mind! *** Hi to all those 'Hackers' out there!!! *** If you manage to hack this product, then please say 'Hi' to me on your scroll!!! - Dirty Mind of TES *** Greetings to Joanne & Joseph, S.A.E, Anarchy Automation, A-ha and anyone who can't fit in this bootblock!!! ***
TES is "The Elite Squad" and SEA is "Share and Enjoy".
1ST 300000 KILL ALL
2ND 250000 BLOODY
3RD 200000 MOTHER-
4TH 150000 FUCKING
5TH 100000 CRACKERS!!
Programmer Paul Carter wrote a small message on track 0 sector 2:
Space To Let - Sectors Are Free For Your Intro!
Sorry guys. No time for a proper protection. Have mercy!.. Melon Dezign did a lot for the scene, so please give us a break. No challenge in breaking this one anyways... PS: We were NEVER paid to make an intro for anyone, but maybe you will reward us by not cracking/spreading this one... OK?? PPS: Just spend my last money buying a mobilephone, so I really need every dime this game can make... Merry Xmas everyone, seeing you around...
Crackers Nightmare :-(
Assembled on 19/6/1991 at 12:26:19
TO ALL THE PIRATES WHO WILL HAVE RIPPED THIS GAME OFF, WHY NOT STOP WASTING EVERYBODIES TIME AND WRITE SOMETHING USEFUL.
New Zealand Story
Ocean inserted a cheat mode containing swearing in New Zealand Story, convinced that it would prevent any computer magazine from revealing the cheat mode. The magazines simply altered the swearwords with asterisks and published it anyway. For those that don't know about this famous cheat mode:
On the title screen, type “MOTHERFUCKENKIWIBASTARD” for unlimited lives, and activate a level skip with the Help key.
Ocean had to deal with a bit of flak over this cheat mode, so when the game was re-released on the Hit Squad label, the cheat text was changed to 'FLUFFYKIWIS' instead.
Well, bugger me! I spent hours on that encryption routine and you go and crack it in no time at all. Well, I hope you enjoyed it as there are about a thousand more levels to go, all of the different and that was the easiest
Used as decryption keys for the main encryption layers at the start:
Yo buddy! I don't know and I don't care how and why are you here,
I just want to give you a few advises in case if you're here to CRACK
this stuff.Well,in every 80 seconds a man is murdered,and in every 10
seconds another one of our PROTECTION-STAGES starts. In other words,
you can be sure that you will NEVER have a WORKING CRACK of PERIHELION.
(WANNA BET?) Of course you're proud and you'll try (I too would try)
but you will fail because you won't even realize where did ya fail,
what's the problem,what is PROTECTION and what is not.Phew,that's life!
Will you play it over a dozen times? IT WON'T WORK! Will you release
a fuckin' dying half-crack? WHAT A SHAME! Relax honey,you're gonna
suck up not because you're SOOO LAME,but because WE ARE SOOO GOOD!
Right? Well,that's all for today,now go back to your childish toys
and let's see how our computerized insecticide works on parasites like
you. By the way,did ya know that PIRACY IS THEFT? Oh,surely not,sorry...
Now at least you cannot say we didn't warn you... SIGNED: MORBID VISIONS
Don't you fuck around with this code or the great pain will seek to your balls!!!
You've sure been working on it now, but don't forget what we said Signed Animal and Goofy
Any shithead cracking this game should not fuck up any of these messages!
Disk 1: "Another visitor?! Codesnatcher turn off your monitor"
Disk 2: "What the hell!!!! this is not for your eyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Pub Trivia Simulator
Please don't crack this game mr hacker man!!
Let me take you down.
Be true, Unbeliever ... Stephen R Donaldson
Quik the Thunder Rabbit
All code (C) 1994 Vincent PENNE
I wonder what you are searching on the disk... Could you be a Pirate?
I can't believe it...
Anyway, any change made on the disk would totally destroy your drive! So, be carefull
Greetings to all you budding hackers out there, I hope you find this a little difficult to crack, 'though knowing you Tim it probably won't take much longer than 15 minutes! I must apologise for the use of amigados file format, but we were in a bit of rush and we needed to get it out on time, so we couldn't be bothered to use Trackdisk or do our own disk format. Never fear though! I have nearly perfected my mega-hard-to-hack disk format that I may use on future Melbourne House/Mastertronic games, to add a little spice to your lives! In the meantime, dig out Devpac, put the black coffee on, and get to work! So, a big round "Rot In Hell" to: J0lly R0ger (of BAUG), Kent Team (& Bamiga Sector One), Star Frontiers, Tel, The cat, and all you other budding hackers out there.. Love, kisses, and Cyanide, Richard.. P.S. Jason Hattrell- go fuck yourself..!
Round the Bend
The icon file SECURITY.INFO on the disk contains the message:
THIS IS THE PROPERTY OF:
40 ROSSLYN CRESSENT
Saint & Greavsie
This game is dedicated with love 2 Jayne, the lady I marry 2morrow - Simon Phipps 02/06/1989.U must be hacking 2 find this - All the best 2 U 4 the future. P.S. This game was started 15/02/89 - this is the last (?) time I change it - 30/08/89 ( and married life is great! )
Hello, pirates. Please don't copy this game. It's my first Amiga game and I'd like to earn some money with it.
I was a hacker once, but i'm better now.
Seven Gates of Jambala CD32
READ THIS - A few Thoughts brought to you by the SHAD Team.1......Why Are Quartex , Paralamia , Scoopex , DefJam , So LAME ? Whats the point in us Spending 5 minutes putting in Protection to give you 5 hours of <LAME> cheap thrills Can't you see that if you carry on There Will BE NO MORE GAMES TO CRACK! IF you are so F***ing Clever Why don't you write Games instead ? We know why , cos you all use Action replay cartridges Like TOTAL F***ing LAMERS! You Have the IQ of A Concussed Gnat! and with another Brain cell you'd Qualify as Plancton......................Here's a quick word to the ST groups(?) , Onion (and all the other LAME cling-on Poofs with the Onion - Tex TCB(What a F***ing PATHETIC Name!) Delta Force Blade Runners,Replicants )We just thought you'd like to know that because of all the LAME Piracy That's going on..The ST Sales Are now Half That of the AMIGA so from now on all the large software producers will be doing Amiga only / Amiga work first..(Whooopee!!!! Mega !!!!! At Last !!!!! Brill !!!!! Giga !!!!!)with the result all You LAME ST owners will have to Put up with really wank AMIGA to ST ports !!!!! Serves you right for buying SHIT MACHINES!!!!!......................Ho-Ho-Ho We know something you dont! - we know one of YOU who's been Back Stabbing. How do you think BT caught so many people Phone-Phreaking in The UK ??Even you F***ing LAMERS can't Stick TOGETHER!!!! - Backs to The Wall Boys..! Yours Truly , Forever Pirate Bashing , -* GOD *-
Fuck me! I never thought you would do it!! Bet it took a long time though!
By the way, the only way to crack this game is if you have at least 4mb of fast ram... theres a hint! Are you enjoying this, by the way? Me (Richard Aplin) and Tim (the programmer) thought we might give you a little challange... I reckon I'll hold you off for about a week. Oh, by the way Quartex, you told me at the SAE party this would be EASY.. Well is it? I'm sure POPULOUS was easy too! (hehe)
Well, obviously you weren't fooled earlier!! I'm impressed! Not a bad bit of hacking.. but the best is yet to come!! Hehehehehe.. Just wait, cos now it gets REALLY good..
If you are reading this message on a pirated version of Shinobi, may all your days in prison be computerless!
Er du gal, hvor jeg hader crackere - hilsen Hugo
Are you crazy, I hate crackers - regards Hugo
Space Harrier NTSC
Hidden under the boot loader encryption:
HACKMAT DISK LOADER - (C) 1989 - Jeff Spangenberg
FUCK OFF! PC SUXX
Inside the main "Stone Age" decrypted exe:
Ok, that was quite easy, but you really got it !!! Here is Stoneage, ready to run. There's no protection anymore in it, due to problems of V1.05 (it's copy protection was TOO hard :-) ).
If you should manage to make a cracked version, please remember that
this game runs on Amiga 500, A1000, A2000, A3000, color/monochrome Atari ST, STe, MegaSTE and TT (don't know if it will run properly on Falcon 030 and 040 !?!).
So if you make a crack, please be sure this crack also runs on all those machines (or, at least, on all machines of the depending platform).
This concerns intros in general and on ST monochrome in special.
And, at last, I'd like to have a version of your crack ! Ok ?
As a (long ago) cracker on ST (remember Ford Perfect of the BMT ???), I'd really be pleased if you send me a disk with your 'version':
Michael Rausch Eisenachstrasse 47 D-5000 Koeln 60 FRG
You can also reach me via Fido on 2:245/105
Amiga Version by Mr.C Es wird das gesamte CHIP-RAM benoetigt ! Scheiss Amiga !!! verkaufe AMIGA 2000 (B-Platine) mit zwei Laufwerken und Festplatte !!!!! Wir sehen uns wieder auf dem Archimedes !!! Warum verkaufe ich wohl den scheiss Amiga ! Fuck Marc Ullrich !
This is the English translation (thanks again to fm4):
Amiga version by Mr.C The entire CHIP-RAM is needed ! Fucking Amiga !!! I’m selling an AMIGA 2000 (board B) with two disk drives and hard disk !!!!! See you again at the Archimedes !!! Why do you think I’m selling that piece of crap Amiga ! Fuck Marc Ullrich !
Marc Ulrich was the founder of Rainbow Arts......who were part of the Softgold publishing stable. The main coder (Mr.C) apparently was a Norwegian demo coder. He sounds a bit upset with Mr Ulrich and the Amiga! I doubt he would have found much of a demo/games scene on the Archimedes somehow!
"Don't deprotect this game, it is unfair and not polite"
In the first loading sequence:
Hi Hacker, that was the easy part of the protection. Very Easy indeed. You'd better try to make a program: you might even earn some money;not much but enough to drink beer for a while or buy many thrash CD's.
Programmer then lists lots of bands
I greet nobody except myself coz all people I know don't need any greetings, they aren't that stupid! Enjoy this game and his fucking good protection
In the bootblock:
Software Piracy is a CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY!! AAARRRGHHH!!! Do NOT try to modify this bootblock. It's checked inside the program and every modifications are noticed and will trouble the game.
In the game:
HI CRACKERS! I HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT IF YOU CAN CRACK THIS GAME **COMPLETELY** THIS MEANS YOU MUST PLAY 4-5 LEVELS, TRY ALL OPTIONS BEFORE SWAPPING THE GAME, BUT IF YOU ARE NOT A **CENSORED** AND OR/IF YOU KNOW ME (RTEL?) PLEASE CRACK ANOTHER GAME. CRACKING SUPER IS A LOT OF WORK, YOU WILL LOOSE A LOT OF TIME; TIME THAT COULD BE USED TO MAKE A DEMO; CRACK OTHERS GAMES, STUDY ETC, FIN.
Mr. E Says HI! to all the sad crackers (that means you) who can't crack this 100%... Have fun with the chexsums lamers!!!....I'll be looking out for a copy I can finish , so sad bastards, merry Xmas. Till then, WAR......Dave Exile says "The game may run, be does it play till the end???" - you dicks probably can't finish it to find out anyhow.THOSE WHO CAN, WRITE GAMES, THOSE WHO CAN'T JUST CRACK GAMES. I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU SAD PEOPLE. MAYBE ONE DAY YOU WILL GET A LIFE. OH, BUT YOU WOULD NEED A PERSONALITY FOR THAT...AND YOU MIGHT HAVE TO COME OUT OF YOUR BEDROOM. TILL THEN, YOU'L HAVE TO GET YOUR KICKS FROM CRACKING GAMES AND READING WANK MAGS......Over and out, Dave The Exile.
HI GUYS ! U MUST HAVE BEEN HACKING ! U HAVE THE TALENT 2 GET THIS FAR, SO WHY NOT TRY WRITING A GAME SOMETIME ? ALL THE BEST, SIMES 24/10/89 ALL MY LOVE 4EVER 2 JAYNE.
Sword Of Sodan
hi, strange place to meet?? i guess it's ok for you to peek around in my boot block, but if you are out to crack this program, may the worst curse be on you forever!
Teenagent - the story ;) Naah, just some bullshit from me. Heya! You're just checking the contents of protection track for TEENAGENT polish version...I dunno yet if it will be the same for both ECS and AGA version, time will show ;) The protection is nothing really special but I hope it will eat a few hours (days?) of your precious time and that you'll be pissed as hell of cracking it hahaha I know the fun of cracking all too well... And I was frustrated many times coz of not being able to remove some protection (but finally I haven't found any that was too hard for me. It's not boasting, just the software companies found out already that there's no protection that is uncrackable, so they aren't using any real hard ones...there was 1 game that took me 1 week to do, american one, but it contained own operating system inside, with multitasking etc. was a real pain ;) . So I'm trying to make it hard even if it's pointless. Well what can I say, I will probably earn half nothing from this game but, hell, without trying what can I expect? I hope I'm not boring you too much, I just have to fill up the track enough so it will be way longer than poor amiga can write normally... Some fast greetz to some friends from my last days in the scene: Samir, Skol, Groo & the rest of Prestige - the best group I was ever in, Phil Douglas, Beef, Professor & the rest of Thrill Kill Kult - my 1st group and 2nd best I was ever in. Also to members of all the amiga groups except the well known idiots, ie. some members of Hoodlum, Prodigy etc. etc. Have fun with this little protection, and this little game altho I doubt Amiga will live much longer unless AT will do some serious changes... Signed: Mok, the ex-cracker and author of this protection.
PS. Sorry that adventure game such as this one have on-disk protection instead of good ol' password check but it was requested by the company :( It would be great fun to make interpreter based doc check, it was always a challenge to crack such games...but nope, simple track check is what they requested. C ya - Mok
Hello Cracker, if you crack this program without remove the intro, please send me a copy of it. -Christian Haller / Bahnhofstrasse 116 / CH-5726 Unterkulm / Switzerland -
TRAX -- Fast trackdisk emulator boot code - Copyright 1988 ID2 Ltd. All rights reserved. This code may only be used under licence from ID2. Anybody found infringing our copyright will be jumped on from a very great height.
TOMMY GUN © MUTATION SOFTWARE 1996/97 - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.WHY ARE YOU READING THIS ? - THERES NOTHING TO CRACK HERE M8
(c)domark 1989 by teque developments
big f--k offs go to quartex - paralamia accumulamers the band - mag.fields and any other girly cracking / swapping groups. ha ha ha
message to red sector your mega demo is - totally mega cool. we all love vector balls
did you know that slime who crack games have very small dicks and are homosexual message end... bye
THIS CODE IS COPYRIGHT MARK GORNALL 1993WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN HERE I WONDER! NOT
Hey dude, what ya looking through my code for ? If you are wanting to get infinite lives you are in completely the wrong place !! Bet you wish you had the source, eh ?
* Amiga music player and jingles (c) Sean Conran 1991 * tel 0442 863939 * Here's a question for you. Are you reading this with the aid of an Action Replay cartridge? If the answer is YES then phone Gremlin and tell them that they need some bloody good cartridge protection routines. If the answer is NO then congratulations on a successful hack. *
The following message is in the bootblock. Note that Del is short for Derek Leigh Gilchrist (aka Del/Anarchy) and Kris is Kris/Anarchy:
Why the fuck do I (DEL) have to fix other peoples shitty games to work on all Amigas? Oh well! Thanks to Kris for the memkill info!
Wayne Gretzky Hockey
Greetings from MAGICIAN 42.... Please don't spread this software. Sure, you think it would be cool to be a great spreader, but listen, when you do programs you expect to make money off them, don't you?? Greetings to ECA (BUD!!!), LIGHT CIRCLE, SODAN (Hej Dav!!!), UNIT-A (haben gewesen!), Heinz Lueem, WHO . I've been out of circulation since I moved to USA, so I don't know who's still greeting me, but to those who do : GREETINGS!!! START WRITING GREAT SOFTWARE, INSTEAD OF SPREADING OTHERS' !!!!! Julian 'MAGICIAN 42' LeFay, Washington DC, USA
Wembley International Soccer
the arcade section of this game is the intellectual property of graham blighe. if you are reading this you have disassembled or dumped it in part or whole. if it can be proved that you have profited by doing so you may be prosecuted for theft.
Galdregons Domain loader by David Neale (G1OSS), 16/12/88 at 11:30 Many Thanks to Michael Humphrey (Fame at last!!) , Chris (Leave Phil Alone!), Mum , Dad , Foo & Andrew at PDS (THE ULTIMATE Development system.);Hi! to Shahid (Put that rusty barge pole down!!) ;Hi! to the pulsed power group A.W.E ;God help 'us all , we need it! ;Is there any tea on this spaceship ?????? ;I want a 20Mhz 386 tower NOW!!!;??????????????????????????????????????????????
Pirates are the filth of the fucking world. Three people have spent 7 months working on this product & scum bags rip it off in a couple of minutes. Yeah very funny, aint it
Message to every cracking group-Don't crack this game !!! Remember: I have the adress of you ...It's no joke !
----------------HI CRACKER !!! ----------------THIS COPY IS FORMAGAZINES ONLY !----------------YOU PROPABLY PAID FOR THIS EARLY VERSION ? ----------------SPREADING THIS COPY NOW WILL DESTROY ALL OUR WORK ! ----------------IF YOU WANT MOREPLAYABLE GAMES ON YOUR MACHINE,THEN DONT SPREAD----------------SINCE WE WERE (AND STILL ARE) VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE PIRATE WORLD, WE WON'T HAVE ANY PROBLEMTO TRACE YOU IF YOU DO DECIDE TOSPREAD OUR DEMO!---------------- AMEN ... ----------------CHATTERBOX (BS1)----------------
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